Lamar Jackson is the MVP of the league whether he wins the award or not. Here is why he should be officially crowned the MVP of the NFL:
1. Nobody can replicate his success:
There is no quarterback in the NFL that can replicate what Lamar Jackson is doing for the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens offense offers a lot of things you’ve seen before. You’ve seen offenses operate out of the pistol formation. You’ve seen teams run zone-read options, and get creative in their run blocking schemes. The thing is that nobody has ever seen an offense where everything has come together the way it has for the Baltimore Ravens. The offense isn’t just tailored around Jackson, it’s growing with him. Nobody has ever seen a quarterback run for over 1,000 yards and throw for 33 touchdown passes in a season. The Ravens still have two games left.
Here’s maybe the best argument you could make for Jackson being the MVP. If the Baltimore Ravens swapped quarterbacks with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady wouldn’t make this offense work. You could put Brady, a quarterback with six Super Bowl rings in Greg Roman’s offense and it wouldn’t work. That doesn’t even need explanation, because you can’t picture that to save your life. Jackson on the other hand, he’d be able to make plays with the Patriots. It may be a less perfect fit, but Jackson’s abilities are borderline unstoppable.
Jackson is the turbo button for the Baltimore Ravens. There is a reason the Ravens have scored 40 points in five different games this season. There is a reason that the Ravens have a chance to tie their best regular season record ever when they play the Browns, this Sunday. Jackson is the only player who can do what he can do. Other teams can steal elements of the Baltimore attack. They can’t put it all together because Jackson is a one of a kind superstar that nobody in football can imitate.